Instant Analysis: Luke Holman leads LSU baseball past Texas as Tigers earn first ranked win

The last time LSU and Texas met, It was a pitcher’s duel until Gavin Dugas finally put the Tigers in front late in the game. This time, it was more of the same as LSU won 6-3 to earn its first ranked victory of the season.

Luke Holman got the start on the mound and he was incredible. He pitched 5.2 innings and only allowed three hits as he gave up zero runs, walked one batter and struck out 12. The only thing he needed was some run support.

He got some in the top of the fourth inning when Michael Braswell III hit a two-RBI single with the bases loaded to give LSU a 2-0 lead.

In the top of the seventh inning, Tommy White showed the Longhorns why we call him Tommy Tanks. White hit a solo shot to center field to extend LSU’s lead to 3-0. That wouldn’t be the only scoring the Tigers would do that inning as Jared Jones hit a three-run shot to right field off of former Tiger, Grant Fonteneau. His oppo-taco put LSU up 6-0!

Texas got a run back in the bottom of the seventh inning when they hit a solo shot against Nate Ackenhausen to cut the lead to 6-1. In the top of the ninth inning, two runners reached base before a two-RBI double cleared the bases and cut the lead to 6-3. Ackenhausen was charged with both runs and Fidel Ulloa just needed one more out to secure the win. Ulloa struck out the final hitter and the Tigers beat the Texas Longhorns 6-3.

The Tigers will take on Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Game 2 of the Astros Foundation Classic.

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